BFH Falcons View
April 26-30, 2021
“You can be comfortable or courageous but you cannot be both!”
Have a great week! Mrs. Orr, Mr. Shudra, Mrs. Williamson, & Mr. Spady
Weekly Schedule Quarter 4
Please return all outstanding textbooks to the Learning Commons or drop off at the main office for out-of-school learners.
Monday, April 26
BFH Administration meeting 7:15 a.m.
Instructional day #4 of 45 (9% complete)
St. George Day (Newfoundland & Labrador)
BFH parking lot sweeping afterhours
Tuesday, April 27
Technical Theatre meeting in the Theatre @11:40 a.m.
Art walking field trip to Ball lake and the Heritage wetlands 12:30 p.m.
FLI meeting in the Theatre @3:25 p.m.
Wednesday, April 28
Flags Half-Masting to mark the Day of Mourning for all those who have suffered and died in the workplace (Worker’s Mourning Day).
Staff purchase card receipts due
Photography walking field trip to Ball lake and the Heritage wetlands 9:00 a.m.
S.C.O.R.E. (Student Council On Race Education) meeting in room 297 @11:30 a.m.
Deadline EXTENDED to April 28 for Alberta Education Assurance Survey for Grade 10 parents
Thursday, April 29
Spectrum-GSA club meeting at 11:40 a.m. in room 218 (FLI)
Cyber Defense team meeting at lunch in room 216
Friday, April 30
Advanced Placement virtual networking session 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Mrs. Orr)
April 30-May 2 Strathcona County Student Art Competition, Show and Sale
On this day in 1859 Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is first published in literary periodical "All the Year Round"
Model United Nations Student Conference begins
Cafeteria Menu April 26-30
The Café is open in the morning from 8:15-8:40 a.m. with a solid selection of healthy pre-wrapped breakfast sandwiches, pastry, hot & cold refreshments. Additionally, the Café is open during block 1 and 2 staggered scheduled break times.
Check out a virtual school tour and hear from our students about their Facey Experience!
Student Support Resources
SOLARO (Student Oriented Learning, Assessment, and Reporting Online) is a comprehensive digital resource that provides all the benefits and features of castle Rock’s printed guides with the added value of more robust content and many more practice questions. The same year-end tests from THE KEY are available in SOLARO, along with the released questions from the latest diploma exams. Some of the many exciting features of SOLARO are:
– useful as a supplemental resource that reinforces concepts covered in the classroom.
– limitless practice tests for every course provides students with an alternative to item banks.
– mix of text, multimedia, video, and interactive content.
– SOLARO is available for additional Courses that are not currently offered in print.
Cost of $16.00 per student for an annual license which will provide each student with unlimited access for up to ten courses. Place your order online at https://schoolorders.solaro.com/3340 before May 14, 2021.
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University of Alberta High School Youth Researcher Summer Program (HYRS)
The U of A and Alberta Innovates invites Grade 11 students currently registered in high school in Alberta to apply for the High school Youth Researcher Summer Program (HYRS). The purpose of the HYRS program is to provide students from around the province hands-on experience in biomedical and health-related research, and introduce them to the spectrum of health profession career-options. Students will work on a variety of health research projects in the areas of cardiology, cell biology, genetics, biomedical engineering, population health, epidemiology, health education and a host of other health research areas.
Students must complete the online application by Sunday, May 2. For more information please check out HYRS Student Summer Research Program 2021
Student Transportation: 2021-22 registration is now open
Planning to use Student Transportation in the 2021-22 school year? If so, make sure your child is registered so Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) can plan routes and send your child a bus pass before the first day of school.
All students who indicated needing transportation services through the returning student registration process are now registered. Families registered will received tentative route schedules and invoices by the end of the month—fees are due June 30, 2021.
For those students who didn’t indicate needing transportation service through the pre-enrolment process and want to now register, simply contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about EIPS Student Transportation visit www.eips.ca/transportation.
NOTE: Families can pay fees online using the PowerSchool Parent Portal. To pay in-person contact Student Transportation to make an appointment.
Education Week 2021: May 3-7
Education Week takes place May 3-7. Throughout the week, students and staff from Bev Facey, are showcasing and celebrating the role education plays in shaping the future of our province. Led by the Alberta Teachers' Association and Alberta Education, the annual event is celebrated by school communities provincewide with activities focused on the importance of education.
The theme of Education Week continues to be Learning is a Journey highlighting the progression and growth of students over time and the multiple facets of an educational experience—including core subjects, fine arts, school teams, citizenship education, extracurricular activities and more.
School Council Meeting (last meeting of the year)
Tuesday, May 18 @ 6 p.m. Google Meet Code:
School Council supports and provides the opportunity to advise administration and school board on matters relating to the school and education. School Council is made up of parents, staff, students and community members. Participants have the opportunity to hear reports from the school administration, student representatives, and committee of school councils' representative, as well as a report from the EIPS Board Chair, Trustee Boymook. Approved minutes https://www.bevfacey.ca/parents/parent-council
School Goals 2018-2022
GOAL 1: More students and families are connected and engaged in the school community.
(EIPS Priority 3, Goal 1)
GOAL 2: More students are engaged in their learning and achieve excellence.
(EIPS Priority 2, Goal 4)
GOAL 3: Students are empowered to become active citizens who exemplify the virtues of the Facey Way.
(EIPS Priority 2, Goal 1)
Please see below our School Education Plan for Year 3 (2020-21) and our EIPS Results Review School Education Plan package for 2019-2020.
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Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship
The Alexander Rutherford Scholarship is a non-competitive scholarship that recognizes and rewards the academic achievement of senior high school students and encourages them to pursue post-secondary studies. Value up to $2,500.
Apply once your official high school transcript marks are available after your grade 12 year and when enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies. Please see the chart regarding course requirements or contact your grade level administrator. https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships-and-awards/alexander-rutherford-scholarship/
- Thank you Mrs. Orr & Ms. Giofu for organizing substitute staff coverage!
- Thank you Mrs. Radke for finalizing & uploading final grades to PASI!
- Thank you Mrs. Nicholl for organizing school textbook distribution & collection!
- Thank you Mr. Frank & FLI (Facey Leadership) for organizing Earth Day activities!
- Thank you Mr. Sutherland, Mr. Emsley, & Mrs. Orr for organizing our E-Sports Team!
- Thank you Mr. Emsley, Mr. Sutherland, Ms. Santha, Mr. Robinson & Ms. Frietag for covering classes!
- Thank you Ms. Schafer & Ms. Letby for organizing & advertising the Horticulture Program online plant sale!
- Thank you Ms. Johnson, Mrs. Chalmers, & Mr. Suffern for organizing the Model United Nations team opportunity!
Important Dates 2021
May 1-16 WISEST Science Odyssey Week (U of A)
May 3-7 Education Week
May 3-9 Mental Health Week
May 3 Online Facey Plant Sale opens
May 3 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.
May 5 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.
May 5 Hats On! for Mental Health Day
May 7 Staff Professional Learning- No School
May 7 E-Sports wrap up
May 8 WISEST at Science Rendezvous
May 18 School Council Meeting 6 p.m.
May 18 Young Women in Trades & Technologies Virtual Mentorship Series 5 p.m.
May 19 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-8 p.m.
May 20 Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.
May 21 School Closure- No School
May 24 Victoria Day- No School
May 26 Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.
May 31 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.
June 2 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.
June 17 Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.
June 23-25 Graduation (times to be announced)
June 25 Semester 2 ends
June 28 Staff Operational Day
Bev Facey Community High
Bev Facey Community High School was officially opened in the fall of 1981. It is home to almost 1030 students and is known for its diversity of programming, and excellent performing arts, athletics and diploma results.
Bev Facey's many programs foster a culture of acceptance, support, fair play and excellence. Academics, Athletics, Fine Arts, CTS Programs as well as numerous leadership opportunities all give students the opportunity to achieve excellence.